2016 Mexican Grand Prix

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2016 Mexican Grand Prix
Race 19 of 21 in the 2016 Formula One World Championship
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez 2015.svg
Race details[1]
Date 30 October 2016 (2016-10-30)
Official name Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2016
Location Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.304 km (2.674 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 305.354 km (189.738 mi)
Weather Sunny
Attendance 339,967 (Weekend)[2] 135,026 (Race Day)[3]
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:18.704
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer
Time 1:21.134 on lap 53
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Mercedes
Third Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

The 2016 Mexican Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2016) was the Formula One motor race run on 30 October 2016 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, the eighteenth Mexican Grand Prix, and the sixteenth time that the race had been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950.

Defending race winner Nico Rosberg entered the round with a twenty-six-point lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship; they were the only two drivers who could win the title at the start of the race, and both remained in contention after it. Their team, Mercedes, held a lead of two hundred and thirty-six points over Red Bull Racing in the World Constructors' Championship before the race; Red Bull were fifty-three points ahead of Scuderia Ferrari.

Report[edit]

Both Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel were stripped of third place podium finishes when penalised post-race. Verstappen crossed the finish line in third, followed 0.99 seconds later by Vettel, himself followed 3.55 seconds later by Verstappen's teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Before the trophy presentation, Verstappen was penalised five seconds for cutting a race corner and unfairly maintaining his narrow lead over Vettel on lap 68. While Vettel attended the podium ceremony as the revised third-place finisher, he was soon given a ten-second penalty for driving dangerously on lap 69, for moving under braking to block Ricciardo as he attempted a pass, under new rules introduced at the United States Grand Prix the previous week. This meant that Ricciardo was promoted to third which also sealed third place in the championship for him, while Verstappen was relegated from third to fourth and Vettel was moved from fourth to third to fifth once the stewards had reviewed all incidents.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.447 1:19.137 1:18.704 1
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:19.996 1:19.761 1:18.958 2
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:19.874 1:18.972 1:19.054 3
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:19.713 1:19.553 1:19.133 4
5 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:20.599 1:19.769 1:19.330 5
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:19.554 1:19.936 1:19.376 6
7 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.865 1:19.385 1:19.381 7
8 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:20.338 1:19.958 1:19.551 8
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:20.423 1:20.151 1:20.032 9
10 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.457 1:20.169 1:20.378 10
11 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1:20.552 1:20.282 11
12 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:20.308 1:20.287 12
13 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1:21.333 1:20.673 13
14 20 Denmark  Kevin Magnussen Renault 1:21.254 1:21.131 14
15 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:21.062 1:21.536 15
16 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 1:21.363 1:21.785 16
17 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Haas-Ferrari 1:21.401 17
18 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:21.454 18
19 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 1:21.692 19
20 31 France Esteban Ocon MRT-Mercedes 1:21.881 20
21 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:21.916 21
107% time: 1:25.008
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault No time 221
Source:[4]
Notes
  • ^1Jolyon Palmer did not set a lap time in qualifying. His participation in the race was permitted at the discretion of the stewards.

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 1:40:31.402 1 25
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 71 +8.354 2 18
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 71 +20.858 4 15
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 71 +21.3231 3 12
5 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 71 +27.3133 7 10
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 71 +49.376 6 8
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 71 +58.891 5 6
8 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 71 +1:05.612 8 4
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 71 +1:16.206 9 2
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 71 +1:16.798 12 1
11 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 15
12 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 70 +1 Lap 13
13 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 70 +1 Lap 11
14 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault 70 +1 Lap 21
15 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 19
16 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap1 10
17 20 Denmark  Kevin Magnussen Renault 70 +1 Lap 14
18 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap1 18
19 21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Haas-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 17
20 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap PL2
21 31 France Esteban Ocon MRT-Mercedes 69 +2 Laps 20
Ret 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein MRT-Mercedes 0 Collision 16
Source:[5]
Notes

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Bold text indicates who still had a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for the sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mexico". formula1.com. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Mexico Grand Prix Attendance". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 Mexico Grand Prix Attendance". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2016 – Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2016 – Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Mexico 2016 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.

External links[edit]


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